4-H Scholarships


The Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship:

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been involved in 4-H for four years, have shown leadership and personal development, plan to get a college or vocational degree, and have not passed their 19th birthday by January 1 of the current application year. Applications are submitted to your county AgriLife Extension office. DUE TO CEO  Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Other Scholarship Opportunities for 4-H Members

Stock Show Scholarships

When you apply for a 4-H scholarship, you are automatically entered into the application process for stock shows in Texas. Stock show scholarships are based on your placing in the overall scholarship program.

The exception is Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. You will be considered for the main Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship in your general 4-H scholarship application, but Houston has other scholarships you can apply for separately. You can only receive one scholarship from Houston so we recommend that you apply for the main 4-H scholarship as well as any others you qualify for with Houston, such as the exhibitor scholarship. See a list of all scholarships available from Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.


BIG Scholarship 2016

Below you will find the guidelines and application for the 2016 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, October 3, 2016 and mailed to the District 8 office in Stephenville. Please share with your graduating seniors that meet the requirements.

  • There will be ten (10) Blackland Income Growth scholarships awarded for the amount of $1000 each.
  • There will be one (1) Scott Felton Blackland Income Growth scholarship awarded for the amount of $1500.  Consideration will be given to applicants planning to study agribusiness.  Major will be verified at the time of payment.
  • The twelfth scholarship will be the Ronald C. Woolley Blackland Income Growth Scholarship in the amount of $1500.  Consideration will be given to applicants planned to study agriculture. Major will be verified at the time of payment.
  • The same application will be used for all scholarships.
  • Recipients will not be eligible to receive more than 1 of the BIG scholarships.

Please review the first two pages of the attached guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements and dates. The recipients must attend the BIG Conference on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Waco to receive the scholarship award.

Please note the changes in date and location for this year!

  • The deadline is moving up a month!
  • The scholarship luncheon is moving up a month!
  • The scholarship luncheon is moving to the Waco Convention Center. 

The guidelines and application are posted on the BIG page at the following link:


2016_Fall_BlG_Scholarship_Application_UPDATED (WORD)

District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship (2017)

District 8 TAE4-HA is happy to release the 2017 D8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application.

  • Applications are due May 15, 2017 to the Erath County Extension Office.
  • The application is open to 4-H members in District 8 that will be graduating high school this 4-H year.
  • Recipients will be selected after the announcement of the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship recipients.
  • 4-H members that do not receive the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship will be considered for selection.

The application is also posted on the D8 4-H website on the Scholarships page.


 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association Scholarship (2017)
Deadline: Postmarked by April 1, 2017
The San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association will make available renewable scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The Scholarships may be used to attend a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas college or university. Scholarship applications will be accepted without regard to socioeconomic level, race, creed, sex, color, religion or national origin.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
1. Member of 4-H , FFA or FHA.
2. Reside in Texas.
3. Must be or have been a participant in the San Angelo Stock Show.
4. Satisfactorily complete the requirements for a high school diploma in the spring of the current year.
5. Be accepted to a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas college or university.
6. Enroll for minimum of 12 hours.
7. Meet the minimum requirements for the educational institution of their choice if graduating from high school this year.
8. Applicant must have taken either the ACT or SAT to be eligible.

Scholarship Requirementshttp://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=rules(7).pdf&rid=SanAngeloRodeo

Scholarship Application- http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=2017_scholarship_application.pdf&rid=SanAngeloRodeo



Lone Star AG Credit (2016)

2016 Scholarship Application Guidelines Lone Star Ag Credit will award six (6) graduating seniors a $2,500 scholarship in 2016.

Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be graduating in May of 2016.
The application must be completed and postmarked by April 15, 2016. The application must include three (3) copies of each of the following:
Application Form
Official High School Transcript
One Page Essay
Essay topic: “How has agriculture impacted your past and how will it affect your future?”
Lone Star Ag Credit reserves the right to confirm eligibility requirements. Family members of Lone Star, ACA employees and the board of directors are not eligible.
Six recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship. The six scholarship winners will be notified in May and the scholarship will be issued to the college or university in which the student has been accepted. Students not receiving a scholarship will not be notified individually.
Please mail the application packets to:
Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Coordinator
1612 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
The application is also posted at LoneStarAgCredit.com. For more information or questions, please contact Lydia Laske at 800.530.1252 or Lydia.Laske@LoneStarAgCredit.com.

Click here for application: 2016-LSAC-Scholarship-Application-

 Discover Science Method Research Poster Contest(2017)

We are excited to announce we will be awarding 6 – $1,000 scholarships to senior age division 4-H members (grades 9-12) during the 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup – Discover Science Method Research Poster Contest. This is an invitational contest which will be held on Thursday, June 9th. Intermediate age division contestants will receive award prizes per category.

1st place in each category will be eligible to receive these scholarships upon graduation from high school.Contest Categories include : · Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science· Environmental Science/Chemistry/Earth Sciences· Animal Science· Plant and Soil Science· Engineering/Physics· Consumer Product Testing

Complete contest details can be downloaded at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016-2017-Discover-Science-Method.pdf

In memory of Mrs. Ruth Hildebrand, the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM will present an $18,000 college scholarship, payable over eight semesters, to an exhibitor in the Junior Market Lamb Show. This scholarship, originated by the Lamb Auction Committee, is given to honor the memory of Mrs. Hildebrand’s unselfish personal devotion and contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and to the youth who exhibit here.If you have a graduating high school senior who will be exhibiting a lamb in the Junior Show and would like to apply for the Hildebrand Scholarship, please pass the following information on to them. Student must be a graduating High School Senior and meet all scholarship qualification requirements.All applications must be submitted online, no later than February 6, 2017.  Please follow the directions below to apply.

  1. Go to rodeohouston.com. Click on Scholarships and select Apply for Scholarships.
  2. Click on Apply Now.
  3. Select Your School District’s County and then select the Hildebrand Scholarship.
  4. Enter the Key Code HL2015 to gain access to application.
  5. After submitting the application, an e-mail will be sent to you with your reference number and additional instructions.

Once you have applied online and completed the three forms, you will then need to mail the following items IN ONE PACKET to the Show.  The postmark deadline is February 16, 2017. Please include your reference number on all pages.

  1. Student Application Summary
  2. Application Checklist and Certification
  3. Individual Scholastic Record
  4. FAFSA report
  5. Official Transcript (this may be in a sealed envelope)
  6. Official proof of SAT or ACT score

*Please see the Hildebrand Scholarship Guidelines for more information. No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.

State Fair of Texas Scholarship (2017)

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Pete Schenkel Scholarships:

Honoring its past Chairman Pete Schenkel each year, the State Fair of Texas awards multiple $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants from the following Fair Park-area high schools: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.

Youth Livestock Scholarships:

The State Fair of Texas awards $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants who have competed in specific competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair. Scholarships are given to applicants who are graduating from a Texas high school and are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas college or university.

Applications for the 2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program are now available online. At link below:


Capital Farm Credit is offering this to 4H and FFA. 

As part of National Ag Day and our Centennial celebration, we’re giving 100 Scholarships in 100 Days.  Five of those scholarships are tied to our video contest, which is open to all 4H and FFA members.  We are giving five $1,000 scholarships to the top 5, and then the top prize is an additional $2,500.  The winners will also receive money for their local 4H or FFA chapter.  The contest ends next week on March 15, National Ag Day.

We only have 5 videos entered at this point.  If you have a child in 4H and FFA, or you know a child in 4H or FFA, have them make a brief video and enter it.  We do not decide who wins. The winner is determined by votes that the student gets for their video. You must have a Facebook account to vote.

Information is below.

Jeff Moder

Director of Marketing & Communications

Capital Farm Credit – Bryan Corporate Office

3000 Briarcrest, Suite 601 | Bryan, TX  77802

mobile 979.204.3195 | office 979.822.3018 | CapitalFarmCredit.com



Four scholarships will be awarded annually in the following amounts: one at $1,100, one at $900, and two at $500.

Each student receiving a scholarship will be able to use monies at a college, university, or technical school of their choice.

Students must have been enrolled in 4-H for a minimum of 3 years and must be actively involved in 4-H projects and activities, and show exceptional leadership capabilities throughout their 4-H careers. Applicants must have completed and submitted an acceptable record book for the past two years.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Scholarship application
  • High School transcript
  • Letters of recommendation from:
  • 4-H Leader
  • Community or school leader
  • Most recent record book

Scholarship will be announced at annual 4-H awards banquet.

Before receiving scholarship, recipient must submit proof of school registration, social security number, name and address of financial aid office/director at school they will be attending. These items must be submitted 30 days prior to when recipient needs scholarship.  All scholarship monies will be mailed directly to the financial aid office and will be distributed through them.  Any monies left over or refunded will remain in student’s scholarship account at school or be returned to Williamson County 4-H.

The intent of Adult Leaders is to award scholarships to the top four outstanding Williamson County 4-H members who have not only demonstrated a varied 4-H career, including project work, leadership, and community service, but have also excelled beyond their club activities.  Applicants should demonstrate their 4-H leadership and project work within the community, county, district, state and national level if applicable.  Applications will be judged by a team of adult leaders, none of whom can be a parent of an applicant.

Money must be claimed within 2 years of being awarded to recipient.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 12, 2016

Click Here:Scholarship Guidelines and Application 2016


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